Reclusive Bilbiophile's "If You Like" theme for the week is: The Giver by Lois Lowry.
The Giver (2002) is an amazing book -- a perfect dystopian story for middle grade and younger YA readers. But it's also great read for any age!
Since the publication of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, dystopian fiction has become all the rage. But there were plenty of YA dystopians published before The Hunger Games. Books like:
I've been thinking recently that I sometimes just throw around the term "dystopian" to mean "book that takes place in a world I don't want to live in." Sometimes I apply the term dystopian to books that are actually post-apocalyptic. A dystopian story takes place in a repressive and controlled society. A post-apocalyptic book takes place in a world that's undergone a major disaster -- a nuclear bomb or a pandemic.
So these books might be described as post-apocalyptic:
What are some of your favorite dystopian and/or post-apocalyptic books? What do you see as the difference between the two?